NACHR

WHO ARE CHRs

The National Association of Community Health Representatives (NACHR) is an association representing 264 Community Health Representative (CHR) Programs with over 1,700 CHRs from all over the United States.

HISTORY

The CHR program began in 1968. It was founded on the concept that Tribal health workers are especially well adapted to serve the Tribal community, as they are familiar with Native languages, customs and traditions

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NACHR

The National Association of Community Health Representatives (NACHR) is an association representing 264 Community Health Representative (CHR) Programs with over 1,700 CHRs from all over the United States.

CHR HISTORY

The CHR program began in 1968. It was founded on the concept that Tribal health workers are especially well adapted to serve the Tribal community, as they are familiar with Native languages, customs and traditions.

THE CHR MISSION

To provide quality outreach health care services and health promotion/disease prevention services to American Indians and Alaska Natives within their ­communities through the use of well-trained CHRs.

THE NACHR MISSION

To represent the issues and concerns of the CHR to the Indian Health Service and to advocate for professional development of the individual CHR to elevate their skills and education in the provision of health services.

NACHR OBJECTIVES

  1. Promote American Indian/Alaska Native leadership in the health profession.
  2. Reinforce and actively support the goal of raising the health status of the American Indian and Alaska Native people to the highest possible level.
  3. Promote better understanding in the health field between American Indians and Alaska Native people and other Americans.
  4. Advocate for more effective local, state and federal resources in the field.
  5. Provide a focal point for the exchange of ideas, knowledge and information through a nationally coordinated communication system.
  6. Provide a mechanism for input into national issues and concerns affecting CHRs and the American Indian/Alaska Native communities.

2013 Survey Results Available

A decision was made during the June 2013 NACHR Board (Board) meeting to seek CHR comments during the September 2013 Oklahoma City Area CHR conference utilizing a survey. The purpose of the survey was to help NACHR determine short and long term objectives. Click here to see results from this survey.

Bemidji Area Representative, Kathy Clark, new NACHR Board Member

Kathy Clark has been a CHR for 26 years and had been the Alternate Director for the Bemidji Area until Kibby Sullivan retired from the Board. Kathy is very involved in her community, for six (6) years she has served as a School Board Director and for 22 years she has served on Indian Education Committees. In addition, Kathy has been a Foster Parent for eight (8) years.

Oklahoma Area Representative, Fran Harrison, elected as NACHR’s new President

Fran Harrison is the CHR/EMS Director for the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes. Ms. Harrison has worked as a CHR for nearly 30 years. She has been involved in several special initiatives including the First Responder Program, child car seat passenger safety, poison control and has provided community wide education and training on a myriad of health and wellness issues. Fran’s personal interests are reading and spending quiet time with family.

Portland Area Representative - This Position is Vacant

We are currently looking for a Portland Area Representative. Please contact us for more information.